Emergency and post-emergency response for vulnerable populations in Senegal, Kenya, Sri-Lanka and Madagascar in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic of the year 2020

State: Completed | Number of beneficiaries : 72 052 people

Project duration : 18 months

Location :

Senegal: municipalities of Matam, Mboro, Guinaw rail North, Thylla, Saloum delta

Kenya: Mathare, Kibera and Dandora slums

Madagascar: communes of Anosiala and Ambohitratrimo

Sri-Lanka : Nuwara Eliya and Batticaloa

Local partners

Senegal: Jed, Jappo, Nebeday, Waranka

Kenya: Dadreg, Kgsa, Lec

Madagascar: Cadri, AAA

Sri-Lanka : Mencafep


Since December 2019, a Sars-CoV-2 Coronavirus pandemic, causing COVID-19 disease, has spread from China to virtually every country in the world. In 3 months, at the end of March, there were more than 25,000 deaths worldwide, particularly in the main sources of contamination; Asian countries (China, Korea) and European countries (Italy, France, Spain). Very quickly, the first cases of coronavirus infection were identified in several African countries and in South America. The epidemic could cost thousands, if not millions, of lives in poor countries and severely affect social and economic development.

The mission

General objective: Protect vulnerable populations in the face of the spread of Covid-19 in 3 PADEM intervention countries (Kenya, Madagascar and Senegal) and ensure food security in containment zones.

Specific objective: Immediately mobilize communities in order to fight against the epidemic and limit the consequences, both health and socio-economic, affecting the beneficiary populations.


  • Sensitization and communication around barrier gestures
  • Distribution of hygiene kits for the most vulnerable families (masks, soaps, hydroalcoholic gels, drinking water point, etc.)
  • Distribution of food kits for families most at risk
  • Economic revival of individual small businesses in bankruptcy after the health crisis


72 052 beneficiaries